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CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes at highest level in nearly 3 weeks

TORONTO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index notched its highest closing level in nearly three weeks on Thursday after reassuring comments from the European Central Bank chief and signs of improvement in the U.S. labor market.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index

unofficially ended up 88.21 points, or 0.71 percent, at 12,447.68.

(Reporting by Claire Sibonney, editing by Gary Crosse)

((claire.sibonney@thomsonreuters.com; +1-416-941-8142, Reuters Messaging: claire.sibonney.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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